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Europe » France » Champagne-Ardenne » Epernay December 5th 2013

I did a day trip to the Champagne Region. I really wanted to drink French Champagne in the French Champagne region. I went to Reims and Épernay. The will break up the posts as below: Gare de l'Est Reims Épernay wandering part 1 Moët et Chandon Caves Tour Épernay wandering part 2 The average temperature for the day was 4 degrees C (39F), and I did 20,679 steps on my fitbit. ... read more

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris December 4th 2013

After the Notre Dame towers tour, I did some wandering on the southern side of the Seine. I knew it was going to be a big day the next day, so I headed back to my hotel and had dinner at a local restaurant. The metro station at Cluny-La Sorbonne is very nicely decorated.... read more
Sorbonne
Sorbonne
Sorbonne

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris December 4th 2013

After getting the train from Versailles, I headed to Notre Dame Cathedral and bought my ticket for the tower tours. I had seen many photos of Paris taken from these towers, and I really had to see it for myself. I wasn’t disappointed! I love the gargoyles, they’re so cool!!... read more
Notre Dame Towers
Notre Dame Towers
Notre Dame Towers

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Versailles December 4th 2013

After a long day, I headed back to the station and caught the train to Paris. · I saw some meringues (and I bought one), · A cool second-hand book shop · And then made it to the very ugly station.... read more
Returning to Versailles Station
Returning to Versailles Station
Returning to Versailles Station

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Versailles December 4th 2013

After wandering through the Palace buildings, I headed outside into the gardens. As it was winter, unfortunately all the fountains were turned off (it was only 6C / 42F). I loved it anyway!... read more
Versailles Palace Grounds
Versailles Palace Grounds
Versailles Palace Grounds

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Versailles December 4th 2013

Once I arrived at the Palace, I headed inside and got myself an audio guide. I saw lots of amazing things including: · Halls, doors and general grand rooms · Bedrooms · Rooms being renovated · Ornate ceilings · Hall of mirrors · Views to the outside of the Palace... read more
Inside Versailles Palace
Inside Versailles Palace
Inside Versailles Palace

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Versailles December 4th 2013

I arrived into Versailles at one of the three stations, Versailles – Chantiers. Leaving the train station I walked down Rue des États Généraux. Once I got to the intersection with Avenue de Paris I stopped off and had a hot chocolate at the Helios Pub (it was warm and had free wi-fi!!) I continued down Avenue de Paris and came across the Mairie de Versailles (I think it’s the town hall building), which had an ice rink out the front. I kept going down Avenue de Paris right into the forecourt of the Palace of Versailles. Amazing stuff!... read more
Mairie de Versailles
Mairie de Versailles
Avenue de Paris & Palace of Versailles

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris December 4th 2013

I left left hotel quite early (jet lag was still a problem....) and walked through the early morning streets where the shops were accepting their goods for the day (including an amazing amount of fresh flowers!). I walked along Rue Chevert and then past Hotel des Invalides and to the RER station, where I jumped on a train to Versailles.... read more
Paris
Paris
Paris

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris December 4th 2013

I did a day trip to Versailles on the train, and then spent time at Notre Dame and Sorbonne. It was only 6C/42F and quite cloudy all day. I will break this day up into several posts as they are all quite big. Paris to Versailles Versailles station to the Palace Inside the Palace Palace Gardens Returning to Paris Notre Dame Towers Tour Sorbonne I did 18,511 steps on my fitbit. ... read more

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris December 3rd 2013

Leaving Printemps, I walked Rue Tronchet. There I came across many flower stands. I also came across a glove store that sold any coloured glove you could wish for! I continued and ended up at Place de la Concorde and saw the lights from the Eiffel Tower. By this time I was tired and knew I had an early start in the morning.... read more
Rue Tronchet
Rue Tronchet
Rue Tronchet




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